When it comes to writing about Florida football, there are certain people associated with the program that drive fans into a frenzy just by saying their names.
Let’s test that out in a manner similar to the Lois from Family Guy meme.
Did it work?
With Billy Napier almost done officially cleaning house with any player that was brought to Gainesville by Mullen, we here at Hail Florida Hail are going to take a look at a player from each recruiting class that, despite being highly rated individually, never made a meaningful impact like Gator fans would have hoped.
This is also to serve as a reminder that while Napier currently has a top-five recruiting class for 2024, players still have to make that transition from high school to college.
Florida Football Recruiting Bust 2018: Justin Watkins
Justin Watkins was a top-100 prospect out of Clermont, FL, that participated in the Under Armour All-America game. He was listed as a wide receiver, but word on the street is that Florida was also going to test him out at cornerback for the 2018 season.
The problem is, Watkins never made it into a Florida Gators uniform.
After committing to the Gators in January of 2018, signing his letter of intent in February, and enrolling in June of that year, Watkins was invited to leave the team following his arrest in July of 2018 on charges of kidnapping and strangulation following a dispute with his girlfriend.